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Founded in 1863, Pendleton has been family-run business for six generations. Since the company’s beginnings, it has produced almost all of its Indian blankets and clothing in the Pacific Northwest.
Although Pendleton first made blankets for trade with Native Americans, they have been producing wool shirts since 1924. For nearly a century, Pendleton has used the same size yarn to produce Umatilla wool that comes from the same sheep at Cunningham Ranch and other local farms in Oregon and Washington.
Pendleton gained widespread fame through surfers and California pop music. When the Beach Boys first got together in 1961, the band was called the Pendletones. Pendleton Woolen Mill sent the band a letter advising them they could not use the name. So the Beach Boys were born. Later, in 1963, the band wore matching Pendleton shirts for the album cover for “Surfer Girl.”
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Through the years, bowling teams have usually put a lot of energy into creating a unique name. Over the years, team names have been taken from bowling lingo, a double entendre or from innuendo.
However, some teams can simply have the sponsor on the back of their bowling shirts to signify themselves.
Team names can often be chosen to simply represent cultures and hometowns.
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The tie-dye t-shirt is made by resist dyeing the fabric resulting in a pattern. Tie-dye t-shirts were made popular by hippies in the 1960s and early 1970s and by musicians of the time who wore them such as Joe Cocker and Janis Joplin.
Tie-dyeing is achieved by folding and tying a t-shirt to achieve patterns when it is dipped into the dye. The ties prevent parts of the shirt from being dyed, forming white and dye-colored patterns on the t-shirt to achieve the decorative effect.
Although popularized in the United States in the 1960s, tie-dyeing origins can be dated to pre-Columbian designs from 500-800 A.D. Early forms of tie-dyeing can also be traced to Nigeria, Japan and India.
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From AMERICANA’s book A-Z of Classic American Clothing…
Bowling shirts are short-sleeve shirts that are loosely fitted with a straight hem so that they can be worn un-tucked. The collar of a bowling shirt often has a loop fastener that secures the top button, although this button is never fastened. The shirt was designed with these specifications so that it would not interfere with the bowler’s movements.
Bowling Shirts are usually solid in color and can be decorated with a contrasting color, which made bowling teams easily identifiable in the lanes during competitions. They can also have an embroidered bowling club insignia on the back and name of the wearer on the upper front.
Bowling shirts have been popular since the 1950s in the United States, when youth began wearing them as a cool look outside the confines of bowling alleys. In the last several years, bowling shirts have become a status symbol amongst urban street gangs in the US, although seeing a person wearing a retro bowling shirt usually makes others smile.
Classic brands of bowling shirts to look out for include Hilton, King Louie, Pin Splitter, Service Bowling Shirt, Imperial and Da Vinci.